KeepItSafe’s Cloud2Cloud offers cloud data back-up
7 July 2015 | 0
KeepItSafe has announced a new service, Cloud2Cloud, which allows users to back-up data held in the cloud or cloud services, including in SaaS applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com and Google Apps, as well as platforms such as Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services.
The company said that the service provides the same level of back-up and protection as regular back-up services for on premise data, and works for everything from individual files to entire databases.
Businesses can select the frequency and granularity of their backups, said KeepItSafe, with the ability to opt for different parameters for each data source, based on specific business continuity and compliance needs. With minimal configuration required, users can also deploy en-masse back-up rules to hundreds of Office 365 and Google Apps users, ensuring consistent protection across departments within an organisation.
“More and more mission-critical data is being stored online,” said Eoin Blacklock, managing director, KeepItSafe, “but many businesses are unaware that the responsibility for backing up this data rests entirely with them; not the service providers. Yes, well known cloud service providers do back-up customer data, but research evidence suggests that’s only because it’s of benefit to them, rather than a requirement of the agreement they have with their clients. Often, back-up and disaster recovery from the service providers themselves is charged out at an excessively high rate, and the data isn’t very easily accessible.”
Blacklock argued that problems such as user error do not simply go away when an organisation moves to the cloud, nor does such a move eliminate the chances of data being hacked by an outsider, or deleted by a disgruntled employee.
“Cloud-to-cloud backup has become a business imperative, and KeepItSafe Cloud2Cloud addresses the growing demand we have experienced for this kind of solution from our customers.”